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Field Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya - USAID

Seeking: Field Coordinator
(Contract to run through 31st December 2015 with possibility of extension)
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program:The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Field Coordinator. 

As our Field Coordinator, you will work closely with USAID, DAI’s program team (particularly the Chief of Party, Senior Grants Manager, and Project Advisors), Somali government officials, and community leaders to identify program activities that support the above noted program objectives.

The work of the Field Coordinator (FC) requires detailed knowledge of Somali social-political context, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.

This position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia.

Qualifications and skills sought:
  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field preferred.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience are required.
  • Three to five years of experience working with USAID or an international donor is preferred.
  • Experience in program development; monitoring and evaluation; reporting; budgeting; highly sought.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia on socio-political and cultural issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships is essential.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills.
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
  • Travel to wide range of locations in the area of operations required.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

If so, please send

 (1) a CV that includes 3 references in PDF format

(2) A cover letter explaining why you are eligible for the position,

(3) A filled and signed copy of the 1420 bio data form which can be downloaded from

Forward your application to and copy 

Closing date: Friday, 4th September 2015.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please put Field Coordinator as the email subject.

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